Bomb threat on inbound Singapore flight prompts fighter jet escort

The bomb threat was a false alarm, allegedly made by a 13-year-old passenger

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 31, 2017 various commercial aircraft are seen parked on the tarmac at the Changi International airport in Singapore. Singapore's aviation regulator on March 12, banned the use of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the country's airspace following a deadly Ethiopia plane crash at the weekend. / AFP / Roslan RAHMAN

Two Singapore F-15SGs fighter jets escorted a Scoot airline flight from the Philippines on Sunday following a bomb scare.

Singapore's Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said in a Facebook post that investigations discovered the bomb threat was a false alarm.

The threat was allegedly made by a 13-year-old male passenger on-board flight TR385 on June 2 heading from Cebu to Singapore.

"The SAF takes every threat as real and seriously, until proven otherwise. The RSAF will stay ever vigilant," Mr Ng said.

All 144 passengers and six crew members on-board the plane landed safely on Sunday at Changi Airport, a spokesman from Scoot told news outlet The Straits Times.

Passengers were subjected to a security screening upon arrival.

Police reported that the 13-year-old is currently assisting with the ongoing investigation.

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